Bitter gourd or Bitter Melon is a diet vegetable, 100 grams of bitter gourd contains only 19 calories.
The vitamin C content of bitter gourd is the highest in vegetables, and its content is 7 times that of tomatoes and 14 times that of cucumbers.
Bitter gourd contains a large amount of charantin. Charantin is known as the "fat killer", which can effectively speed up the burning of fat and prevent the accumulation of fat in the body.
studies show that bitter melon may have cancer-fighting properties and could be effective against stomach, colon, lung, nasopharynx, and breast cancer cells.
As a rich source of antioxidants, flavonoids, and other polyphenol compounds, bitter gourd may help to reduce your risks for a number of health issues. Bitter gourd is packed with polyphenols. These compounds are known for their ability to lower inflammation in the body.
In addition, charantin can also regulate the body's immune function, enhance immunity and resistance, and avoid the risk of various diseases.
Also, studies show that bitter melon extract may decrease cholesterol levels, which could help support heart health. Nonetheless, human research to confirm these effects is lacking
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